Anthros Happy: No Bones About It

Science  21 Apr 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5772, pp. 349b
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5772.349b

Because $4 million buys a lot of anthropology research, scientists are celebrating a grant of that size from the European Union to promote research into human origins and anatomical variation in primates. “It's the largest ever in Europe for a project centered mostly on paleoanthropology,” says Jean-Jacques Hublin of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, a member of the European Virtual Anthropology Network.

The new consortium, launched last month at a meeting in Athens, Greece, will create more than 30 doctoral and postdoctoral positions at 15 participating institutions. The young scientists will learn the latest techniques in 3D imaging, computer modeling, and virtual reconstructions of humans, apes, and their ancestors (Science, 3 June 2005, p. 1404).

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